What are digital dental X-rays?

Dental X-rays are an important diagnostic tool we use at the dental office of Tao Sun, DDS to detect dental problems more accurately and efficiently. Digital radiography allows us to take X-rays faster and more comfortably. With digital X-rays, we use a digital sensor to capture images of your teeth rather than using X-ray film. Dr. Tao Sun, our experienced dentist, can use digital dental X-rays to identify and diagnose dental problems such as:

  • Developmental abnormalities
  • Bone loss
  • Cysts and abscesses
  • Fractures in existing dental fillings
  • Tumors (cancerous and non-cancerous)
  • Tooth decay between teeth
  • Infection in the tooth nerve

In certain cases, we can also use digital dental X-rays in Apple Valley and Costa Mesa, California to plan dental treatments.

What are the benefits of digital dental X-rays?

Digital dental X-rays have many benefits. First, digital radiography utilizes up to 90% less radiation than traditional film X-rays. In addition, digital X-rays allow our dentist and dental team to immediately review the X-ray images so we can diagnose and treat your dental problems faster. The images provided by digital X-rays are higher quality, allowing us to more accurately identify problematic conditions. We welcome you to contact us soon to learn more about the advantages of digital dental X-rays.